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Executive Chef 3

Houston, TX 77023
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Unit Description

Great ingredients, culinary innovation and nourishing inspiration provide meaning to your lifes work.  Join a great team where students are at the heart of everything we do!


Sodexo Schools segment is seeking a creative, dynamic Executive Chef 3 in the Greater Dallas, TX area.  This Culinary Leader has a truly exciting opportunity to grow in a unique K-12 Operation, which has over 17,000 students and 17 schools. This fast-growing K-12 account is looking to expand their quality National School Lunch Program offerings for the elementary schools.  All of the secondary schools are off-program which allows more creativity and higher level offerings to the students.


The selected candidate will work with our Food Service Director to implement Sodexo programs, systems, and procedures. This is a key leadership role in establishing and maintaining an exceptionally high level of culinary standards. He or she will also support Catering functions. Our ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual that is able to create culinary promotions to further increase student meal purchases. This is a great position for a hands on chef looking for a better work-life balance while having the opportunity to grow their career.


RELOCATION assistance is available for this exciting opportunity!


Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:

  • 5 10 years culinary background in high volume dining overseeing multiple venues - with the demonstrated ability to stay current with new culinary trends;
  • previous experience in a K-12 environment and with the National School Lunch Program is preferred, food retail culinary background a plus;
  • excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the highest of culinary standards;
  • strong coaching and employee development skills, a hands-on trainer;
  • successful experience managing and motivating other managers; and
  • have a passion for food and innovation.
  • Bachelors Degree is required.

The successful candidate will:

  • be responsible for purchasing, menu compliance, inventory, food cost analysis and food production;
  • ensure Sodexo and USDA/NSLP Culinary standards including recipe compliance and food quality are implemented;
  • have the ability and willingness to motivate, coach, train, nd develop frontline (hourly-paid staff;
  • provide stellar customer/client service; 
  • ensure food safety, sanitation and workplace safety standard compliance; and/or
  • have working knowledge of automated food inventory, ordering, production and management systems.


Working for Sodexo as the Executive Chef will provide you with the opportunity to contribute your skills to a company that strives to enhance the learning environment for students. Sodexo offers clear career paths, growth and advancement opportunities, professional resources and training.  Sound like the opportunity you have been waiting for?  APPLY NOW!


Learn more about Sodexos Benefits 


Not the job for you?

At Sodexo, we offer Culinary positions in a variety of business segments, including Corporate, Schools, Universities, Government and Agencies, Health Care, Senior Living and Sports and Leisure locations across the United States. Continue your search for Culinary jobs.


Working for Sodexo:

At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great culinary career. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance, reimbursement of association dues and continuing education opportunities, you enjoy an improved quality of life thats unique in the hospitality industry.

Position Summary

Provides culinary leadership within a large sized unit including menu planning, program execution and staff management & training.  Works directly with internal and external clients managing the catering process from beginning through execution.  Key Duties- Implements & coordinates the culinary function.  - Directs & trains cooks & utility workers.- Ensures food preparation & production meets operational standards.- Manages catering & retail areas.- Customer & Client satisfaction.- Financial management to include food cost & labor management.- Manages food & physical safety programs. 


Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 3 years   

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years work experience in food or culinary services including restaurants, fast food, vending, catering services, institutional services, mall food courts, etc.Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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Posted: 2020-03-19 Expires: 2020-04-26
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